Welcome to OUR Energy’s 2nd Edition of “More Than Just Energy Companies” where we explore our great Texan cities that together make Texas just so awesome. In our last edition, we visited Houston. Let’s take a trip to North Texas to the historical city of Fort Worth.
The fifth largest city in Texas and 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth is a mixture of Texas history and traditional all-American values with a modern zest. It’s come a long way since it’s army outpost beginnings in 1849. Fort Worth has been steadily expanding ever since. Nicknamed the “Pipeline Center of Texas”, there’s much more than just energy companies in Fort Worth.
More than Just Energy Companies in Fort Worth: Why Fort Worth is Worth It!
Here are a few interesting facts about Fort Worth and why it’s considered, “The City of Cowboys and Culture”.
Fort Worth is both rich in history and in nicknames. Here are a few of our favorites:
Panther City. What happens when a lawyer pokes fun of the town in a Dallas Herald article? Instead of getting upset, the good-humored towns folk adopted the nickname “Panther City”. Back in 1875, the city’s population had dwindled down terribly due to a combination of bad weather and a delayed railroad track access. It was rumored to have been so much of a ghost town that a panther had been spotted sleeping calmly in the middle of the street. Gotta love them sleepy panthers!
Funkytown: A nickname that originally started due to some “funky” smells coming from the meat packing plant, this is a favorite among the younger cool crowd.
Where the West Begins: After the Mexican American War, Fort Worth was the northernmost post protecting the western American Frontier.
Cowtown: Earned since back in the days of the Chisholm Trail. For Worth’s location along the trail made it an ideal spot for cattle drives and trading.
Fort Wizard is FUN!
They say that when the rest of the Texas folk get tired of the hustle and bustle, they head over to Fort Worth.
So Much Music, So Little Time. Let’s get Livability ranks Fort Worth as one of the top 10 music scenes in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles and Nashville.
Chow Down at the Annual Food and Wine Festival. If you yearn for some delicious Western grub, Fort Worth has “more than you can shake a stick at” during this four-day event. Fort Worth is known for its steakhouses, BBQ, TexMex among others.
Ride the mechanical bull at Billy Bob’s Texas! Beginning as a cattle barn in the early 1900’s, Billy Bob’s Texas has earned five Academy of Country Music’s “Night Club of the Year” awards. With enough room for over 6,000, it’s no wonder they call themselves the “World’s Largest Honkey Tonk”.
The museum capital of the Southwest. Take a stroll in the lovely park of Fort Worth’s Cultural District and enjoy six world class museums. Home of one of the oldest art institutions of Texas, who can say there isn’t culture out here y’all! The following are a few of the most known museums and galleries:
- – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (The Modern)
- – Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- – Kimbell Art Museum
- – Adobe Western Art Gallery
- – Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- – Art on the Boulevard
- – ArtSpace 111
- – Christian Arts Museum of Fort Worth
- – Edmund Craig Gallery
- – Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU
- – Fort Worth Community Art Center
- – Fort Worth Aviation Museum
- – The Firehouse Art Studios and Gallery
- – American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
We Really Are a Cow Town.
Move over Hollywood, if you want to get a taste of the Cowboy life and the Old West, Fort Worth is the place to be.
Big Time Rodeo. Home of the South Western Exposition and Livestock Show, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, it’s the oldest rodeo and stock show of the U.S.
World Famous Cattle Drive. Home of the “world’s only twice-daily cattle drive” at the Stockyards National District.
Historical Celebrations. Home of not one but four museums dedicated to its cattle industry heritage:
- – The Cowgirl Museum
- – Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
- – Cattle Raisers Museum
- – Cattleman’s Museum
The Great American Speedway.
Rubbin’ is Racin’ my friends! If you love to get your motor racing on, Fort Worth is the place to be. Home of the Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5 mile quad-oval track with thrills as fast as greased lightning! Among other awesome race events, the Texas Motor Speedway hosts six NASCAR and one Indy Racing League championship auto racing events. Reach up and pull ’em tight one more time!
We’ve Got Jobs.
Companies just love to set up shop here. Fort Worth provides businesses of all sizes a fertile environment for business development.
According to Wallet Hub in their article, 2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies, Fort Worth is the 3 in “Largest Cities with the Most Growth” category.
The following are just a few of the 30,000 plus companies that call Fort Worth their home:
- – American Airlines
- – Lockheed Martin
- – Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
- – JPS Health Network
- – Alcon Laboratories Inc.
- – Cook Children’s Health Care System
- – Bell Helicopter Textron
- – BNSF Railway
- – JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- – General Motors Financial Company, Inc.
Looking for low priced energy companies in Fort Worth to lower your business’ energy bill?
Grab a Tube, a Beer and a Jam!
Cool off from the hot Texas sun at the Rockin’ the River Tubing & Music Series. Five years running, this is fun, free outdoor summer event is a special Fort Worth treat. Move over weekends, during this event, Thursday becomes the best day of the week. Crowds get to enjoy fireworks and live bands playing at the Panther Island Pavilion waterfront stage or while tubing on the Trinity River.
OUR Energy: Powering Fort Worth
We’re happy to be a part of what powers Fort Worth. OUR Energy provides affordable, quality electricity to the homes and businesses of the great city of Fort Worth.
We pride ourselves in providing premium Texas energy services: Affordable residential energy to help our community cool during those hot summers and warm during the winter. OUR Energy’s Quality Commercial Energy experts provide Texas businesses with lower priced electricity for increased profits. If you are looking for the best energy companies in Fort Worth or any other deregulated Texas city, look no more! It’s our pleasure to serve you!
After all, nobody knows energy more than us Texans!
Choose OUR Energy, the Real Texas Energy Company.